Just got home from work and found a letter from the DNC saying that I (as part of Command Post, I presume) have received credentials for the convention.
Interesting. I thought that they were all handed out already. And taken away.
I'm tempted to turn down their offer or turn my creds over to Bill.
: Eh, they're perimeter credentials, not for the hall itself. No media work space, and no access within the Fleet Center, which I presume means no access to the filing centers set up for people with hall access. Also, they say that anyone using the creds must have completed a security and mailed it back. I know of no such form.
A CNN article states:
bq. Bloggers will have the same access as traditional journalists within the FleetCenter convention hall, Wilhide said. And bloggers will join radio journalists with workspace in the FleetCenter itself, while other media will be in nearby buildings, she said
My letter states:
Perimeter credentials allow access to the site, but NOT access within the FleetCenter.
Honestly, I have no idea what that means. Do we get to stand outside and interview stragglers?
Another update. Someone sent me a link to Aaron Bailey, who has been posting about this. I'm unable to bring his blog up for some reason, the html comes up instead, so I saved it and loaded it up onto ASV
. Pertinent part (aside from their being no WiFi access, which won't even mean anything to me if I'm not in the hall):
bq. The letter states: "Perimeter credentials allow access to the site, but NOT access within the Fleet Center."
This means that you'll be able to take a bus to the Fleet Center, get off the bus, go through security, but you will not be able to enter the building, access media workspace (space purchased by media companies housed in a temporary structure in the parking lot), enter the arena and sit in the press gallery, or access the floor with delegates. In other words, you might as well stay home and watch C-Span.
Indeed. Did anyone else get perimeter access? Does anyone know if the other bloggers credentialed got hall access?
Ok, Aaron's site
is just not loading in Firefox, it works in IE. He's got a bunch of posts about the convention.